Beginner Stand Up Paddleboarding

Dates:July 13, 2024
Meets:Sa from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location:Philadelphia Canoe Club
Cost: $89.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

This class is a beginner introduction to the wonderful world of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP).  We will review paddling safety and learn the basics of getting out on a board and enjoying yourself.  This will include: launching safely from a dock, hand paddling, kneeling paddle, standing and balance, basic forward stroke, falling from a SUP safely, bracing strokes, turning strokes, rescue and more.  

The class requires getting wet and fully immersed in the Schuylkill River.   Basic Swimming is required.  No paddling experience is required -- but it is highly recommended.    All equipment is provided except swim clothing.  You are welcome to bring your own equipment if you prefer.  Life jackets are provided and will be required while we are on the water.  


An additional $10 insurance fee is due when you register.
Fee: $89.00

Fee Breakdown

Category Description Amount
Course Fee (Basic)Course Fee$ 79.00
Mandatory FeeOther Amount$ 10.00

Philadelphia Canoe Club

4900 Ridge Ave Philadelphia PA 19128

Roger Schrading

is a long time member of the Philadelphia Canoe Club. He is a Certified Instructor in Stand Up Paddleboarding by the American Canoe Association. Certification includes Wilderness First Aid and CPR. Roger has taught many students this introductory course. Students will be required to sign a waiver issued by the American Canoe Association to participate in this course.

Looie Voorhees

This course will be taught by ACA (American Canoe Association) Instructor Looie Voorhees. She has a lifetime of paddling experience and is certified by the ACA to teach both flatwater and whitewater canoeing and kayaking and beginner Stand Up Paddleboard.

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